Nightlife & Music
In a drinking town like Pittsburgh, there are bars that cater to hipsters, downtown professionals, the rowdy college crowd and, as of recently, cowboys and cowgirls. Country-themed and Southern-style bars have been growing in popularity throughout Pittsburgh thanks to their laidback, casual atmosphere, delicious drinks and down-home country cooking. If you’re ready to kick up your heels in country, western fashion, saddle up and visit the best Southern-style bars in Pittsburgh.
Blow out your candles and throw back a few birthday drinks at the five best bars for your birthday in Pittsburgh.
From the quick rhymes of a budding rapper to the rocking sounds of a local pianist, 2012 certainly sounded good with Pittsburgh’s local musicians.
Pittsburgh’s appreciation for performance art extends well beyond ballets and plays at the Benedum Center in the city’s Cultural District to its music scene that encompasses a variety of styles and musicians. From national pop stars to local country celebs, there’s a concert for every genre of music lovers making their way to the area over the next few months. Here are five of the must-see concerts coming to Pittsburgh in 2013.
Whether you don’t have the funds to sip Cristal with Nicki Minaj at the Palms Vegas, or find traveling during the holidays too much of a hassle, you’ve come to the right place for the best Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve parties.
If you’ve already crossed shopping for presents, selecting your Christmas tree and baking holiday goodies off your winter to-do list, you may think there’s little left to do to help get you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season, but this time of year, Pittsburgh is bustling with a variety of holiday activities and events. A city rich in music and performance arts, Pittsburgh often draws some of the best winter concerts and tours to iconic downtown venues, like the Benedum Center and Heinz Hall, and this season is no exception. From Christmas rock operas to the purest vocal performances of local a capella groups, there’s a holiday concert to match every musical taste. Ring in the holiday season with these acclaimed holiday concerts.
Thanksgiving officially kicks off the start of the holiday season for many Pittsburghers who are welcoming out-of-town guests, dear friends and even a few outliers. With everyone in town, the eve before Thanksgiving is an ideal time to throw a black Wednesday get together. As many Pittsburghers know, nothing brings together old friends quite like a good beer and great grub. This black Wednesday, forget about cooking, uncorking wine and cracking open a beer at your house and spend your pre-Thanksgiving at these five bars ranked among the best black Wednesday bars in Pittsburgh.
Whether you’re hoping to waste an hour or two between flights or have an evening to spend at the airport’s hotel lounge, don’t pass up these five watering holes rated Pittsburgh International Airport’s best.
If you’re tired of the same pretentious watering holes that blast the same overplayed dance hits, then get ready to take a trip back in time at these bars and nightclubs with the best retro nights in Pittsburgh.
If you’ve been planning your Halloween costume since January, there’s no doubt you’ve also been in search of an awesome Halloween party where you can show it off, enjoy some Halloween treats and maybe even spook your friends. Pittsburgh has no shortage of ghoulish Halloween parties thanks to its variety of bars, nightclubs and unique locations that appeal to trick-or-treaters of all ages. Grab your mask, your trick-or-treat bag and get ready to celebrate Halloween at these fun Pittsburgh parties.
Pittsburgh boasts a history rich in steel and sports as well as a ghostly past. In fact, the city that’s been voted one of America’s most livable is also home to many of the nonliving. From east-end universities to north-side homes, ghosts abound in the city — some even patronizing area bars for one last round. If you’re ready to share some spirits with your spirits, have a drink at these five haunted Pittsburgh bars.
While Oktoberfest, a 16-day commemoration that honors Bavarian culture, originally started in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, this celebration of German food, beer and festivities has quickly become a favorite holiday of the large population of Pittsburghers with Germany ancestry … and everyone else.
With hundreds of bars and nightclubs scattered throughout downtown, Pittsburgh has undoubtedly earned its reputation as a drinking town. Local bar and nightclub owners constantly seek fun, energetic individuals to meet the city’s high demand for most qualified, well-trained bartenders. Whether you’re looking for an exciting career change or just hoping to earn a few hundreds dollars in tips on the weekend, bartending classes can help you master the techniques and tricks to get you behind the bar and in front of some of Pittsburgh’s most eclectic, friendly, beer-guzzling customers. If great tips, a flexible work schedule and a fast-paced atmosphere sound like something you’d enjoy, sign up for one of these three bartending classes.
Pittsburgh is pretty well known for being a city where the booze flows as heavily as the three rivers, but not every bar in the city is right for every occasion. There are some that you would never take a date to, and some where you could never watch a football game, while there are others that are perfect for either of those occasions. Just like a date, or watching a football game, taking someone out for a business deal or going somewhere to schmooze with company directors can be all about finding the perfect setting. These are the city’s best places for professionals, young and old.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a bar that doesn’t have a Terrible Towel proudly on display, offering game-day drink specials, or a TV blaring at game time. In fact, if you’re out on game night and not watching the Steelers play, it’s basically blasphemy. If you’re new to the city, or visiting and don’t fully understand the black and gold pride, grab a drink without getting caught in the middle of a fight at the closest thing to anti-football bars this city offers. Granted, in Pittsburgh you may not be able to escape watching the game, but at least you won’t have someone chanting “Here we go, Steelers!” in your face.